It’s been a year now since we first opened our doors here at Float, and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start our blog, to begin sharing more of what we love with all of you: our always-inspiring community of customers, colleagues, and friends.
We started, simply put, because we could. The timing was right and the opportunity made itself available to us. We had some money saved, we knew that we wanted to start a hot air balloon ride company, and then the dominoes just sort of lined themselves up and started falling. We teetered from the constantly present idea, into the perfect first ride balloon, into an amazing team of committed staff. The workload has been considerable, but it’s exactly the work we want to be doing.
And then came our customers.
Our unbelievably supportive customers who send us handwritten thank yous and homemade cookies. Our customers who three-way-call us with their friends to make sure they’re booking a ride with the right place. Our little company manages to grow by two or three word-of-mouth marketers every time we go for a flight. If any of you (our volunteer extended team) are reading this: thank you. You’ve made everything possible!
So, with this blog and with Float, we hope to cultivate the type of community that is already blossoming around Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. We want to share what makes our corner of the map so remarkable, not just by flying above it, but by inviting everything that is unique about the Southwest into our customers’ experience. We aim to engage all senses, because that’s exactly what Arizona does.
Matt and Olivia
Float Balloon Tours